autoConstraints is an add-on designed to streamline and simplify the 3D modeling process. It focuses on making 3D work more intuitive, faster, and easier by automatically applying axis-constraints to various 3D tools.

Key Features:

  • Automatic Axis-Constraints: The add-on automatically applies constraints to operations, reducing the need for manual adjustments and guesswork in the 3D viewport.
  • Efficient Workflow: Eliminates the necessity of switching in and out of orthographic views and clicking small parts of gizmos, thereby speeding up the modeling process.
  • Easy to Learn: autoConstraints is user-friendly, requiring only one toggle for operation. It avoids complicated hotkeys or menus, making it accessible to users of all skill levels.
  • Intuitive Options Dropdown: Offers a minimal and easy-to-understand interface with full control over constraints.
  • Smart Constraint Application: Tools are constrained to the most appropriate plane based on the viewing angle, but users can also specify a plane if needed.
  • Interactive Override: Constraints can still be overridden or cancelled interactively using default Blender methods, such as pressing axis keys, pressing ‘C’, or middle mouse dragging.
  • Customizable UI: Users can choose between a compact or expanded toolbar. The toolbar can be placed in the viewport header, the tool header, or not at all, with options still available in the side panel.
  • Supported Tools and Modes:
    • Tools: Move/Tweak, Rotate, Scale, Duplicate, Extrude.
    • Modes: Object, Mesh Edit, Curve Edit, Grease Pencil Edit, Lattice Edit, Metaball Edit.
  • Supported Transform Orientations: Includes Global, Local, View, Parent, and Custom orientations.
  • Free Updates: Purchasers receive all future updates for free as they are released.